Troye Sivan wishes he could’ve played Elio in Call Me By Your Name

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Call me by your favourite queer pop star’s name.

While Troye Sivan may be making waves as an openly gay musician, he began his career as an actor with roles in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the Spud trilogy, although it’s been a while since he appeared on the big screen.

During a recent interview with PopCrush, the multi-talented Australian was asked if there were any recent roles that he wishes he could’ve played – and he revealed he would have “loved” to play Elio in gay romance Call Me By Your Name.

“I think that it 100% was made for Timothée Chalamet, but I would have at least auditioned for Call Me By Your Name. That would’ve been fun to have a go at that. It was such a beautiful book and movie,” he said.

Like many gay men, Troye explains how watching the film was one of the few times he’s been able to see himself reflected on screen.

“I really feel like that was the first time, pretty much ever, that I’ve looked at a character and been like, ‘I 100% relate to that person’. Like every single thing, even down to his body type and the way that he looks.

“It’s so strange. I look at his body and I’m like, ‘That’s my body’. Like skinny, small little nipples, pale. Like everything down to the nipples, it’s me.”

Troye’s highly-anticipated sophomore effort – which is due for release later this year – follows 2015’s Blue Neighbourhood, which received critical acclaim upon release and spawned the hit singles Wild, Talk Me Down and Youth.

Two singles have been released from the as-of-now-untitled record so far – My My My and The Good Side – both of which have been well received by fans and critics.

Aside from Troye’s musical endeavours, he’s also been chosen as the face of Valentino’s spring menswear advertising campaign, and will star in upcoming gay ‘conversion therapy’ biopic Boy Erased, meaning 2018 really will be the year of Troye.

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